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  • Watch and Listen: A New Podcast

    Watch and Listen: A New Podcast

    What do you get when you cross an automotive journalist, with a fairly new penchant for watches, and a horologist who makes his own timepieces and is a lifelong watch enthusiast? Though it sounds like the beginning of a lame bar joke, it isn’t. The…
    - 17 days ago 01.02.2018, 23:34 -
  • 2018 SIHH Recap

    2018 SIHH Recap

    SIHH: What Is It? The turn of each New Year brings the release of new products at highly anticipated conferences around the globe. For the watch industry, that moment has arrived. Last week, the top watchmakers and watch enthusiasts gathered in Genev…
    - 24 days ago 25.01.2018, 18:52 -
  • DOXA – A Curated Collection

    DOXA – A Curated Collection

    DOXA: A Start-Up The phrase “start-up” typically evokes images of people in garages with desks crammed between cardboard boxes building the latest and greatest tech company. Some of the most famous modern tech companies, like Apple and HP, began…
    - 37 days ago 12.01.2018, 18:03 -
  • Is the Apple Watch Still a Threat to Luxury Watches?

    Is the Apple Watch Still a Threat to Luxury Watches?

    Since it debuted in the Spring of 2015, the Apple Watch remains a strong presence in the tech headlines. Before it launched, speculation revolved around its expected design and features. Once it was out, discussion focused on its projected sales. Now…
    - 07.08.2017, 15:00 -
  • What’s Going on With the Swiss Watch Industry?

    What’s Going on With the Swiss Watch Industry?

    With the first quarter of 2017 behind us and both SIHH and Baselworld complete, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the state of the luxury watch industry. It’s no secret that the past two years have seen a steady decline […]The post What…
    - 17.04.2017, 18:00 -
  • The Trends We Saw at Baselworld 2017

    The Trends We Saw at Baselworld 2017

    Baselworld 2017 came and went faster than a steel and ceramic Rolex Daytona sitting in an AD display window. While it’s estimated that there were 200 (!) fewer exhibitors than last year, Baselworld is still the industry’s most important exhibitio…
    - 06.04.2017, 16:00 -
  • Trend Forecasting at SIHH 2017

    Trend Forecasting at SIHH 2017

    From January 16-20, 2017, all eyes were on Geneva, host to this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). For the most part, it was business as usual, and despite a difficult 2016 for the Swiss watch industry, watch manufactures wer…
    - 30.01.2017, 18:00 -
  • [VIDEO] Watch Crown & Caliber’s First Commercial

    [VIDEO] Watch Crown & Caliber’s First Commercial

    If you’ve been watching the Golf Channel lately, have you seen Crown & Caliber? We debuted our first television commercial this week during the Golf Channel’s 2016 Ryder Cup coverage, and not going to lie—we’re pretty proud of it. To think th…
    - 28.09.2016, 22:02 -
  • Heuer 100 Takes Manhattan

    Heuer 100 Takes Manhattan

    Expert: “Market moving sale.” The Heuer 100 watch collection was ready for its close up. The Crown and Caliber Trunk Club event in Manhattan Thursday night drew raving reviews from a wide variety of attendees. More than a hundred Heuer fans tur…
    - 16.09.2016, 21:12 -
  • Recapping the August Atlanta CaliberHour Event

    Recapping the August Atlanta CaliberHour Event

    On Wednesday night, August 24th, we gathered a group of watch lovers at Establishment in Midtown Atlanta to talk watches (of course), enjoy some fine drinks and hors d’ouevres, and observe one of our watchmakers at work. It was a fantastic inaugura…
    - 25.08.2016, 18:00 -

Worn & Wound

  • The IWC Pilot XVIII Heritage Could be Yours for $500

    The IWC Pilot XVIII Heritage Could be Yours for $500

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at StockX—a live “bid/ask” marketplace for everything from sneakers to wristwatches—to give you the chance to buy an IWC Pilot Mk XVIII for just $500! The IWC Pilot Mk XVIII has quickly put itself on the r…
    - 2 days ago 16.02.2018, 18:21 -
  • Helmut Sinn 1916 — 2018

    Helmut Sinn 1916 — 2018

    It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Helmut Sinn, the man who founded the eponymous brand known for making some of the toughest watches around. Sinn Spezialuhren released the following statement: “Today we received the news t…
    - 3 days ago 16.02.2018, 3:16 -
  • Introducing the Grand Seiko 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Editions, refs. SBGV238 and SBGT241

    Introducing the Grand Seiko 9F 25th Anniversary Limited Editions, refs. SBGV238 and SBGT241

    When Seiko killed off Grand Seiko in 1975, few mourned its passing. As the last unloved mechanical Grand Seikos left the workbench, almost everyone was gathered around shiny quartz things that went “beep” and showed the time in either bright-red…
    - 3 days ago 15.02.2018, 15:21 -
  • Introducing the Hamtun Neon Automatic

    Introducing the Hamtun Neon Automatic

    Hamtun first made its way onto the scene in late 2016 with a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their first watch, the Hamtun H1. The titanium cased, automatic diver’s watch secured funding within 20 minutes of launch, and the watch is now com…
    - 4 days ago 14.02.2018, 20:54 -
  • The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 51: Patina, Fauxtina, and Aged Watches

    The Worn & Wound Podcast Ep. 51: Patina, Fauxtina, and Aged Watches

    On today’s episode of The Worn & Wound Podcast, Ilya, Zach, and Worn & Wound contributor Allen Farmelo discuss patina, fauxtina, and the possiblity of aged watches down the line. This week’s episode is brought to you by the Worn & Wound Shop. The…
    - 4 days ago 14.02.2018, 14:32 -
  • Military Watches of the World: A-11, the Watch That Won the War

    Military Watches of the World: A-11, the Watch That Won the War

    England, 1945. A nighttime briefing of U.S. Army Air Forces personnel is in session, prepping the flight officers and enlisted men with details on target, weather conditions, aircraft, payload, and more. Just one thing remains. “Gentlemen,” begin…
    - 5 days ago 13.02.2018, 15:31 -
  • Introducing the Ming 17.03 GMT

    Introducing the Ming 17.03 GMT

    There are a lot of travel watches on the market. You can find one to fit almost any mood, price bracket, and level of complication. If you’ve got the GDP of a small country to spend, you can spring for a Patek Philippe 5130. Fancy, functional, and…
    - 6 days ago 12.02.2018, 13:38 -
  • Melbourne Watch Co. Releases the Flinders Version 2.0

    Melbourne Watch Co. Releases the Flinders Version 2.0


    - 7 days ago 11.02.2018, 17:06 -
  • W&W Instagram Round-Up with a Tudor Submariner ref. 7928, a Seiko ref. 6105-8119, and More

    W&W Instagram Round-Up with a Tudor Submariner ref. 7928, a Seiko ref. 6105-8119, and More

    This week, we’ve got another 10 great Instagram watch snaps courtesy of you guys. But before we get to the watches, we’d like to thank everyone who participated and tagged #wornandwound and #wandwshop this past week. If you’d like to be conside…
    - 8 days ago 10.02.2018, 16:42 -
  • Review: Mercer Lexington Chronograph

    Review: Mercer Lexington Chronograph

    The American watch boom is here in force with brands from every corner of the nation churning quality timepieces in a staggering array of designs. One such brand is Mercer Watch Co. our of Princeton, New Jersey. Named for a Revolutionary War hero, Me…
    - 9 days ago 09.02.2018, 15:58 -

Fratello Watches

  • Vintage Breitling: the Expert Interviews

    Vintage Breitling: the Expert Interviews

    Breitling is a brand that we recently featured as one of our top buys for collectors in our Vintage Market Update – The Chronographs. I mentioned that there’s a broad back catalog of pieces worthy of consideration due to their looks and innovativ…
    - 3 days ago 16.02.2018, 8:10 -
  • #TBT The Citizen 51-2273 Diver and a Welcome to the Brand

    #TBT The Citizen 51-2273 Diver and a Welcome to the Brand

    For all the stories we write about Seiko here at Fratello Watches, we spend that exact opposite amount of time talking about Citizen. There are some reasons for that: namely, they’re a tough company to track down and they almost solely focus on non…
    - 4 days ago 15.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • The New Cartier Santos – A Legend Returns (Warning: Opinionated)

    The New Cartier Santos – A Legend Returns (Warning: Opinionated)

    My first encounter with a Cartier Santos was in my late teens (early-mid 1990s). The owners of the local cafeteria annex snooker place were completely Cartier powered. Cartier Santos on the wrist, wearing Cartier glasses, fingers covered with Cartier…
    - 5 days ago 14.02.2018, 9:11 -
  • Speedy Tuesday – “From The Moon To Mars” Numbered Edition Is Gaining Popularity

    Speedy Tuesday – “From The Moon To Mars” Numbered Edition Is Gaining Popularity

    Just over 5 years ago, we covered the Omega Speedmaster From The Moon To Mars edition from one of our readers from Singapore. At the time, you could pick these watches up for €2600 on the pre-owned market. Today, full sets are being offered for jus…
    - 6 days ago 13.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • Casio G-Steel GST-W130L – 52Mondayz, week #7

    Casio G-Steel GST-W130L – 52Mondayz, week #7

    Two electronic watches on Fratello Watches the same day, what are we thinking? The one I’m wearing this week, however, is totally different from the Grand Seiko Robert-Jan covered here today though. The Casio G-Steel GST-W130L is 52Mondayz week #7…
    - 6 days ago 12.02.2018, 15:48 -
  • The Grand Seiko SBGV238 Shows Chutzpah

    The Grand Seiko SBGV238 Shows Chutzpah


    - 7 days ago 12.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • Zelos: Experimental Swiss Auto Chronograph

    Zelos: Experimental Swiss Auto Chronograph

    Zelos has been a microbrand whose designs stand out from its peers. The latest Experimental series (ZX) continues this culture by introducing 2 new concepts that have never been done before. The ZX series based its design philosophies on the X-plane…
    - 7 days ago 12.02.2018, 2:00 -
  • Olympic Spirit: Omega Introduces Flag-Inspired NATO Straps

    Olympic Spirit: Omega Introduces Flag-Inspired NATO Straps

    Awkward or not, North and South Korea together during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games was impressive to witness. To celebrate the Olympic Games spirit, Omega introduces 18 new NATO straps inspired by flags world wide, as well as 6 NA…
    - 9 days ago 10.02.2018, 2:00 -
  • Announcing the New Seiko Prospex Mini-Turtle Series

    Announcing the New Seiko Prospex Mini-Turtle Series

    Barely a month before Baselworld 2018 kicks off, some good news arrived. Today, we received official word that the new Seiko Prospex Mini-Turtle series will be sold within European markets. In late November of last year, our friends over at Worn & Wo…
    - 10 days ago 09.02.2018, 8:00 -
  • #TBT Breitling Sprint 2010, A Value Play on the Vintage Scene

    #TBT Breitling Sprint 2010, A Value Play on the Vintage Scene

    If you’re at all active on Instagram, then you’ve likely noticed some things going on around the Breitling brand. First, a couple Saturdays ago, there was the #LegendaryFuture event where Breitling collectors posted pictures with their favorite c…
    - 11 days ago 08.02.2018, 8:00 -

zeigr.com

  • Danke, Helmut Sinn!

    Danke, Helmut Sinn!

    Es gibt einiges, wofür ich Helmut Sinn dankbar bin. Und das, obwohl ich ihn nur einmal getroffen habe. Natürlich sind da seine Uhren, deren Fan ich seit Ende der 90er Jahre bin, die ich sammle und über die ich hier im… Weiterlesen →Dieser Ar…
    - 1 day ago 17.02.2018, 16:32 -
  • Fundstücke: Retro-Uhren unter 200 Euro (Henry London, Lip, William L.)

    Fundstücke: Retro-Uhren unter 200 Euro (Henry London, Lip, William L.)

    Immer, wenn ich einen Artikel mit Uhren über 1.000 Euro beendet habe, denke ich: Jetzt müssen mal wieder ein paar günstige Tipps her. Und bitte schön, hier sind sie – in Form eines Fundstück-Freitags. Oder anders: Ich habe mal wieder ein… W…
    - 16 days ago 02.02.2018, 16:09 -
  • Union Glashütte – Hidden (Preis-)Champion seit 125 Jahren?

    Union Glashütte – Hidden (Preis-)Champion seit 125 Jahren?

    Pressereise (Was heißt das?)  „Vielleicht hätte ich doch noch den einen oder anderen Hersteller besuchen sollen.“. Dieser Gedanke kam mir am Ende meines ersten Besuches in Glashütte. In dem Moment fuhr ich gerade an dem Gebäude von Union Gla…
    - 19 days ago 30.01.2018, 15:50 -
  • Mühle Glashütte – Lunova Datum (inkl. Preis & Fotos)

    Mühle Glashütte – Lunova Datum (inkl. Preis & Fotos)

    Die kleine Stadt Glashütte war in diesem Jahr irgendwie ein größeres Thema. Zumindest hier im Blog und für mich persönlich als Uhren-Fan. Der Uhrmacher-Ort in der sächsischen Schweiz schreibt seit 1845 deutsche Uhrengeschichte, und ich wollte…
    - 49 days ago 31.12.2017, 15:42 -
  • Retro-Chronograph: Straton Speciale mit TV-Dial (inkl. Video)

    Retro-Chronograph: Straton Speciale mit TV-Dial (inkl. Video)

    Kooperation/Sponsored Post – (Was heißt das?) Wie man den Gründer einer Uhrenmarke und Microbrand kennenlernt, die man selbst gut findet? Ganz einfach: Ihr postet das Foto eines Retro-Chronographen auf Instagram, der besagte Gründer kommentiert…
    - 66 days ago 15.12.2017, 7:00 -
  • Fundstücke: Geschenkideen Teil 2 – Uhrenbücher (mit Gewinnspiel)

    Fundstücke: Geschenkideen Teil 2 – Uhrenbücher (mit Gewinnspiel)


    - 73 days ago 08.12.2017, 10:22 -
  • Fundstücke: Geschenkideen (Teil 1) – Extravagante Retro-Uhren

    Fundstücke: Geschenkideen (Teil 1) – Extravagante Retro-Uhren

    Geschenkideen – Ende des Jahres wird es natürlich Zeit dafür. Vollkommen egal, ob Ihr jemand anderem oder Euch selbst etwas zu Weihnachten schenken wollt: Mit den folgenden Fundstücken und Geschenkideen möchte ich Euch ein wenig Inspiration mit…
    - 80 days ago 01.12.2017, 10:58 -
  • Bauhaus-Uhr: Sternglas Zeitmesser – ein Jahr nach Kickstarter

    Bauhaus-Uhr: Sternglas Zeitmesser – ein Jahr nach Kickstarter

    Kooperation/Sponsored Post – (Was heißt das?) „Es wäre schon großartig, wenn hier in Hamburg eine neue Uhrenmarke entstünde.“. Diesen Satz schrieb ich vor gut einem Jahr. In dem Blog-Artikel (Sponsored Post) ging es um die Bauhaus-Uhr …
    - 94 days ago 17.11.2017, 9:00 -
  • Favoriten: Uhren bis 5000 Euro – Editor’s Choice #3 (Heuer Autavia)

    Favoriten: Uhren bis 5000 Euro – Editor’s Choice #3 (Heuer Autavia)

    Nachdem es im ersten Teil dieser Reihe um die Retro-Taucheruhr Tudor Black Bay und im zweiten Teil um eine Dresswatch mit Understatement, die Rolex Oyster Perpetual, ging, widmen wir uns heute einem neu aufgelegtem Chronographen aus dem Hause Tag H…
    - 03.11.2017, 13:56 -
  • Fundstücke: Was geht auf ebay?! – Vintage Quartz-Uhren

    Fundstücke: Was geht auf ebay?! – Vintage Quartz-Uhren

    Mir ist aufgefallen, dass ich in dieser Rubrik hauptsächlich mechanische Vintage-Uhren empfehle. Dabei habe ich selbst vor Jahren mit Quarzuhren angefangen. Der Grund: Damals habe ich mich einfach noch nicht an die mechanischen Vintage-Uhren von Ome…
    - 27.10.2017, 13:25 -

WatchTime USA

  • Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Capital Edition Debuts at Berlinale

    Glashütte Original Senator Chronograph Capital Edition Debuts at Berlinale

    As it has since 2011, Germany's Glashütte Original served as a partner to this year's 68th Berlin International Film Festival, or Berlinale. During this year's festival, it launched a new, limited-edition timepiece: the Glashütte Original ...
    - 2 days ago 16.02.2018, 14:00 -
  • Panerai’s Entry-Level Luminor Base and Marina Logo Collections Get an Upgrade

    Panerai’s Entry-Level Luminor Base and Marina Logo Collections Get an Upgrade

    Panerai has received justified accolades for the two high-complication models it introduced at SIHH 2018, the L'Astronomo and the Lo Scienziato. However, another significant release has been more under the radar: the Luminor Base Logo and ...
    - 4 days ago 14.02.2018, 17:35 -
  • Ming Watches Introduces the 17.03 GMT

    Ming Watches Introduces the 17.03 GMT

    Ming Thien is a writer, a photographer, a physicist (he graduated from Oxford at age 16!), and currently the Chief of Strategy for Hasselblad. He’s also the namesake and face of a microbrand that began to make waves across the horological ...
    - 5 days ago 13.02.2018, 22:52 -
  • Rare Breeds: Five Limited-Edition Timepieces Celebrating the Year of the Dog

    Rare Breeds: Five Limited-Edition Timepieces Celebrating the Year of the Dog

    February 16, 2018, marks the start of the Year of the Dog on the traditional Chinese calendar. As in past years, a handful of luxury watch companies are celebrating — and reaching out to affluent Asian collectors — with limited-edition ...
    - 11 days ago 07.02.2018, 17:20 -
  • 7 Modern Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

    7 Modern Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

    The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years has showed no signs of abating. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue to emerge from some of the most venerable watch brands. Here are seven notable ...
    - 11 days ago 07.02.2018, 13:00 -